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    Decentius (AD 350-353). AR siliqua (21mm, 2.66 gm, 6h). NGC (photo-certificate) AU 5/5 - 2/5. Trier. D N DECENTI-VS FORT CAES, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Decentius right, seen from front / VIRTVS-EXERCITI, helmeted soldier standing facing, head right, reversed spear in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield; TR in exergue. RIC VIII 305. Blue toning.

    From the Morris Collection. Ex UBS Bank, Auction 78 (2008), lot 1971 (realized 17,000 CHF); Sydenham Collection (Auction Glendining, London, 24 November 1948); South Sea Hoard.

    Decentius, a relative of Magnentius, was charged with defending the frontier against Germanic tribes. However he soon lost Cologne to Silvanus, who initially defected to Constantius II, then opted for independence. In 353 Trier revolted against him and joined Constantius II. After hearing of Magnentius' suicide, Decentius also killed himself in 353 AD.


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